I was a detective in Amsterdam working on case and had just removed a car bomb from below a sedan parked along a canal, throwing it into the water seconds before it detonated.
Just then, I heard gunshots coming from a nearby building where a few members of my team had been looking for the suspect with some uniformed colleagues.
Things quickly escalated and by the time all of the suspects had been neutralized, I was informed that a young detective who had recently joined my team had been killed in the shootout.
Just then, someone shouted and a young man brandishing a long-bladed knife ran out of a gangway and jumped into a waiting car I observed having had Illinois license plates.
The car began speeding quickly towards me and just as I moved out of the way, I took aim and shot the driver through the windshield.
The car came to a sudden stop and just then someone threw a hand grenade out of the passenger-side window that rolled beneath the car I was standing next to.
Then I woke up.
*This dream was originally manifest on June 2, 2010.